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Judith Kay (Adams) Rapp
June 14, 1937 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Judith Kay (Judy Kay Adams) Rapp, 86, passed away December 2nd, 2023 at home where she spent her final days with friends and family.
She was born June 14, 1937, in Paintsville, Kentucky to Earnest and Dorothy (VanHoose) Adams who preceded her in death. Judy was married to Jerry Lee Rapp (October 14, 1961) for 57 years until his death in April of 2019. Together they had one daughter, Jill Renae & a wonderful son-in-law, Mark Rockwell who blessed them with two very loved granddaughters, Cecilia Rockwell and Jullia Rockwell. Judy is also survived by her brother Gary Adams and sister-in-law Vivian of Waverly, Ohio and her brother, Glenn Adams and sister-in-law Anna of Columbus, Indiana. Judy loved her many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, all of their spouses and great nieces. She had many cousins, extended family members, and great friends that she loved so dearly. Judy was preceded in death by many loving family and friends especially her youngest brother, Tony Adams, niece Ally Thomas, Brother-in-laws Tom Rapp, Richard Rapp and sister-in-law Ruth Rapp. She had many beloved cousins, aunts and uncles in her large Rapp, Adams, and VanHoose families. She looked forward to reuniting with her friends and family in Heaven.
Judy attended Oil Springs High School in Kentucky then moved with her family to Waverly and graduated from Waverly HIgh School in 1955. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator and practiced to be a licensed cosmetologist. These careers led her to meet many of her lifelong friends. After marrying Jerry and moving to Beaver in 1961, she opened Judy Kay’s Beauty Shop, they became owners/operators of Jerry Rapp’s Hardware, and eventually Rapp’s Convenient Store. Upon retirement, Judy & Jerry spent many winters as snow birds in Florida where they made many life-long friends. She enjoyed watching her granddaughters perform in dance recitals, musicals, and any other activity or sport they were involved in. Judy attended and loved her church family from Beaver Emmanuel United Methodist Church. She had a real love for watching all levels of basketball and as of late learned the game of football and listened to both by radio. She would give the play by play in her family group text with her girls every Friday night. Judy loved keeping up with friends and family on Facebook. She listened to many online church services and loved writing out recipes. She made the best peanut butter fudge in the world! Her faith in God was something we all can take comfort in. She looked forward to eternal life in Heaven and being with all of us again someday.
Services will be held at 2pm Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at Hope Community Church in Beaver, Ohio with Julie Smith Evans. Burial will follow in the Beaver Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11am-2pm, until the time of service.
Her family would like to thank National Church Residences Hospice for their care and compassion. They allowed Judy to be at home before going to her final resting place. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her memory to NCR Hospice, 681 East 3rd Street Waverly, Ohio 45690.